Family-Friendly Adventures in Holden Beach

Family-Friendly Adventures in Holden Beach

Are you and your family headed to Holden Beach for a vacation soon? If the answer is yes, then we must tell you all about the family-friendly adventures that you can try in the area. From water-sports to checking out a lighthouse, there is something for the whole family. Staying with us in one of our Holden Beach vacation homes will keep your family close to where the fun is at. Let’s look below at a few of the family-friendly adventures in Holden Beach.

Jet Skiing

Family-Friendly Adventures in Holden Beach

Have you ever tried something new that is fun and exciting with the kids before? We can tell you that finding things that even the teens in the family can be a little challenging when on vacation. But head over to Holden Beach Watersports and do something that you’ve never done before, rent a few jet skis. Your family can rent each jet ski for either ½ an hour or 1 hour and be sure to bring your camera with you. Of course, you don’t want to forget your swimsuits, towels, shades, and sunscreen before your time on the water. What a great new memory that every family can do when you visit the area!

All Hands-on Deck

Another fun day is heading to Wilmington for a quick trip onboard the Battleship North Carolina. This is a wonderful day trip and even a great educational trip too that all families love to check out. What was once used in combat during World War II is now a great local attraction that many loves to climb aboard. Here your family can step back in time as they learn of the history of the ship and become part of the crew for the day. Then when finished exploring the ship for the day, head over across the bridge and check out the waterfront of Downtown Wilmington. Don’t let this adventure slip by as your family can learn all about the Battleship North Carolina!

Old Baldy Lighthouse

Family-Friendly Adventures in Holden Beach

Many locals who love to try something new with their own family is heading over to Bald Head Island for the day. Here is where your family can check out Old Baldy Lighthouse which is located on Bald Head Island. To be able to access the island you will have to take the Ferry over to it and there are many things you can do while there. Not only can you check out the oldest lighthouse, but you can also take a tour. No matter what you find to do on the island, you will want to be sure to bring with you a backpack, sunscreen, hats for everyone in the family and a camera. This is where new memories are made forever, and your family will want to do this every year!

There are many other fun adventures that your family can do while you vacation to Holden Beach, but these are the few we thought you’d like. If you still haven’t made your Holden Beach vacation home reservation yet, now is the time. We can’t wait to see your family on your next family adventure to Holden Beach!

5 Beach Activities for the Whole Family

5 Beach Activities for the Whole Family

Do you and your family have a vacation planned to Holden Beach soon? Spending as much time with the kids while on your vacation can help you make new memories. Staying in one of our Oceanfront vacation rentals will keep your family close to the surf and sand. We have come up with a few beach activities that the whole family can enjoy below.

Build a Sandcastle Fort

5 Beach Activities for the Whole Family

Building a sandcastle is what many families love to do together but why not do something a little different. You and your family can build a sandcastle fort and make it fun for everyone. Grab the buckets and shovels and little sandcastle molds and make a fort like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Be sure to add a mote around the fort and add plenty of water to it. This is a great way to make new memories with the family and something fun for everyone!

Hopscotch in the Sand

Play a classic hopping game with the family by the shore. Use a piece of driftwood or a stick to draw the blogs along with their numbers. You can use seashells as markers, and you can hop along the shore and play this fun game. The sand may be a little hot so be sure to wear flip-flops or water shoes to keep your feet from burning. What a great new tradition to play with the family on your next vacation.

Bowling in the Sand

Enjoy a fun game of bowling to the beach by creating your own bowling alley in the sand. Bring a small ball to the beach, draw the lane with a stick and dig 10 holes in the shape of a triangle. After you have your bowling alley made, it will be time to play a nice round or two of bowling with the family on the beach. This can be played at any time of the day as your kids get to enjoy bowling on their own lane, they made themselves.

Build a “Snowman” from Sand

5 Beach Activities for the Whole Family

While it’s not quite time for the cold and snow, but you can still build a snowman from sand. With a bucket, sand, shovel and some ocean water, you have all the items to build the perfect snowman. To add the finishing touches to your snowman, have the kids collect shells and driftwood to add as the face and arms. Be sure to have loads of fun and take as many pictures as you can to capture the memories.

Build a Fort

Building forts or tents at home in the living room is always fun for everyone, but why not bring that idea to the beach. Bring a small blanket, sheet or a few good towels down on the beach along with some chairs. Then help build a tent or fort on the beach and let the kid’s imaginations run wild. This can be a great way to give the kids a little shade while enjoying the sun and the sand.

There are many more fun family activities that you can do on the beach together, but these are just a few we’d share. If you haven’t made your reservations for your next family vacation to Holden Beach, check out our Oceanfront vacation rentals today. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you make new memories in Holden Beach!

Spend Fourth of July at Holden Beach

Spend 4th of July at Holden Beach

Are you and your family vacationing to Holden Beach for the 4th of July celebrations? If the answer is yes, then you will be in for a treat here in Brunswick County. Many families love to come to Holden Beach every year to celebrate the fun holiday with their friends and family. Staying in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals can help you save money and still have the whole family stay with you. Let’s take a look at what some of the fun things that you and your family can do while you stay with us below.

4th of July Celebration in Ocean Isle Beach

Spend 4th of July at Holden Beach

Head over to Ocean Isle Beach on Thursday, July 4th where you and your family can watch the 4th of July Parade that will be held at 10:00 am. Here you will be able to see the spectacular decorated floats, golf carts, bicycles and more in which will be judged and awarded a prize.  If you are in search of fireworks while you are vacationing with us, then head over to Ocean Isle Beach Pier on July 3rd. Don’t miss the fun that Ocean Isle Beach has to offer you on your next family vacation to Holden Beach.

Southport 4th of July Festival

Every year the City of Southport has a wonderful 4th of July celebration that begins on July 1st and ending on July 4th, 2019. Here you and your family will be able to enjoy several different things such as the Flag Raising Ceremony, Veteran’s Recognition Ceremony and so much more. There will be plenty of things for the kids to do as there will be entertainment, games and even a pancake breakfast. Make visiting this festival for years to come as there is something for everyone to celebrate!

Wilmington Fireworks

Spend 4th of July at Holden Beach

Wilmington has some great fireworks display that you don’t want to miss this year. There are many different places where you and your family can sit down and relax to watch the annual 4th of July fireworks. One of the best places to sit and watch them would be at Battleship Park or even on the deck of the historic Battleship North Carolina. Bring a blanket or towel to sit down and enjoy the amazing display. Another great place to watch them is Riverfront Park near downtown. The fireworks will begin around 9:00 pm so come downtown and grab a quick bite to eat and go grab yourself a nice spot by the waterfront to watch the fireworks display. What a fun evening to spend in nearby Wilmington with the family.

While there are many other fireworks displays going on July 4th, these are the ones we thought you’d enjoy. If you still haven’t found a place to stay for your vacation, then check out some of these Holden Beach vacation rentals today. We look forward to seeing you and your family on your next vacation.

It’s Loggerhead Sea Turtle Nesting Season Here at Holden Beach

It’s Loggerhead Sea Turtle Nesting Season Here at Holden Beach

May is here and so is the start of the sea turtle nesting season here at Holden Beach and that means that the turtles can be seen any day now. Each year hundreds of loggerhead sea turtles flock to Holden Beach in late spring to make their nests. And when you stay in one of our Oceanfront vacation rentals, you may have the opportunity to see a nest or even a turtle. Let’s look below at some of the things you need to know about the turtle nesting season here at Holden Beach.

When Does the Turtle Nesting Season Begin and End?

It’s Loggerhead Sea Turtle Nesting Season Here at Holden Beach

Many of the local residents love this time of the year not only for the warm weather, but also for the start of this season. Beginning on May 1st each year is the start of one of the most magical times on the North Carolina coast. This is the start of the loggerhead sea turtles nesting season and it’s something you don’t want to miss each year while on vacation. During the night is when you may see the turtles come to the shore and lay their eggs in the nests they have built. All along the coast of North Carolina is where you will find most of the nests and the eggs. Turtle nesting season doesn’t end until October 30th every year so while you are on vacation to Holden Beach this summer, know that it is turtle nesting season.

How You Can Help Protect Our Loggerhead Sea Turtles

At Holden Beach, we take protecting our loggerhead sea turtles very serious as they have made their home on our beautiful shore. We have several hundred local volunteers that check out the beaches each morning in search of new nests that were built the night before. These volunteers do mark each new nest with a protective grating, marked with stakes, ribbons and a warning sign. Each nest is monitored for the next 50-70 days for their safety and for any activity of when they are ready to hatch. Here are a few rules to follow while you are vacationing to Holden Beach during turtle nesting season:

  • Please keep your distance from the turtles nest and the mothers who lay the eggs.
  • Don’t disturb the nests or the grating that are covering the nests. These grates help keep predators away from the eggs and hatchlings.
  • Don’t use your flashlight on your phone and don’t leave the outdoor lights on overnight at your Oceanfront vacation rental. The turtles use the moonlight to help guide them to the ocean and any other lights will distract them from what they came to shore to complete.
  • Please clean up after your day at the beach and don’t leave any of your beach equipment on the beach overnight.
  • Please keep the beaches clean from any trash or plastic on the days you spend at the beach. We like to keep our beaches free of trash to help with the new hatchlings as much as we can.
  • If you see a mother who is in distress, injured or unmarked nests, please contact the Holden Beach Turtle Patrol today at 910-754-0722.
It’s Loggerhead Sea Turtle Nesting Season Here at Holden Beach

While ther are many other things that you can do while on vacation to Holden Beach during the turtle nesting season, these are the most important ones we wanted to share. If you haven’t made your family vacation to Holden Beach yet, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family on your next vacation to our beautiful Holden Beach this summer!

Find Beach Treasure on your Next Family Vacation to Holden Beach

Find Beach Treasure on your Next Family Vacation to Holden Beach

Is your family vacation to Holden Beach coming up soon? If the answer is yes, then we just have to tell you all about the treasure you may find on the beach. When you are staying with us in one of our Oceanfront vacation rentals, you will be close to where the treasure hunt begins. There are many different kinds of treasure on the beach that you may not have known about or just forgot what is out there. Adventure is out there and getting the kids involved in the hunt can be more fun. Let’s look at what kind of hidden treasure you may find while on the beach with your family.

Sand Dollars

Find Beach Treasure on your Next Family Vacation to Holden Beach

Did you know that you can find sand dollars on the Carolina Coast? While many thinks that these beautiful treasures can only be found in the warmer climates such as the tropics and in tropical waters. Any day you are visiting Holden Beach you and your family will be able to find several different sizes of sand dollars. Sand Dollars are also known to many as “flattened” sea urchins so having the kids on the hunt for those can make for a great day of treasure hunting.  You may be able to find sand dollars after a storm during low tide. What a great souvenir to take home and share with others as you display them in your home.  

Sea Glass

Sea glass is another treasure that you and your family can hunt for while on vacation to Holden Beach. This can be a wonderful item to look for just before low tide comes or just after low tide comes. In order to find them we have a few different ways to begin to search for the sea glass. Look for a beach full of shell beds rather than smooth sand because it can be found here. Zig zagging will help you find the sea glass a little better as you will be covering more ground that way. We suggest that you don’t look down at the sand, but straight ahead because you will be able to spot the sea glass better. Sea glass can be in several different colors so be on the look out while on your walk.

Shells

Find Beach Treasure on your Next Family Vacation to Holden Beach

As you are on your hunt for the sea glass, you can also be on the hunt for some pretty interesting sea shells too. The North Carolina coastline have some beautiful shells that you will be able to take home with you. As you go for your late evening walks with the kids on the beach, be sure to bring a shell bag or a mesh bag with you. This is a good way to keep up with what you collect but won’t have to worry about bringing home more than shells. Sometimes if you wade a little in the water and dig around you can find some treasure too.

While there are many other things that you can hunt for while on vacation to Holden Beach, these are the few activities we thought you’d like. If you still haven’t made your vacation reservations yet in one of our Oceanfront vacation rentals, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you come and hunt for treasure together!

Where to Get Coffee at While on Vacation to Holden Beach

Where to Get Coffee at While on Vacation to Holden Beach

Are you headed to Holden Beach for vacation soon and you’re wondering where you can get coffee at in Holden Beach? If the answer is yes, then we at Holden Beach Vacations know where you can go and grab a cup of coffee in the area. Many locals love to get a cup of coffee on their way into the work or just to have as a pick me up from many of these local coffee shops. If you are staying with us in one of our Holden Beach house rentals, then you won’t be too far from some good coffee. Let’s look at our top picks for where you too can grab a cup of coffee at while on vacation.

Ocean Boulevard Coffee

Where to Get Coffee at While on Vacation to Holden Beach

Ocean Boulevard Coffee is located in the heart of Holden Beach and is a favorite among the locals. Here you ae able to grab a hot or cold up of coffee, Chai Tea, Flavored Lattes and even Iced Tea. You can also get some of the daily specials or enjoy a fruit smoothie. Another kind of drink you can try would be their OBC Specialty Drinks which happen to include Bella’s BonBon, Darla’s Dream and more. Don’t miss out on this coffee shop while you are on vacation this spring and summer!

Café Ahora

Just before you reach the island you will find a quaint little coffee shop called Café Ahora. Here you will be able to grab yourself a cup of coffee and a few special treats. They have several different coffee options for you to choose from such as a hot cup of coffee to a Cold Brew. You can also get a smoothie or another kind of drink for the rest of the family to enjoy. Treat yourself and family to a Chocolate Chip Cookie or a Freshly Baked Muffin. What more could you ask for in a local coffee shop?

Drift

Where to Get Coffee at While on Vacation to Holden Beach

Drift is another favorite among many locals and has a different but unique vibe to it. You will be able to find this coffee shop in nearby Ocean Isle Beach and you are able to get different kinds of drinks and food here. From an Americano, Espresso and Drip Coffee to an Iced Americano and Milkshake with Coffee, you won’t want to try anything else again. They also offer their customers Holistic Drinks that are served with almond milk such as Matcha Latte, Beet Latte, and a Golden Latte. Don’t forget to grab a little breakfast while you are here such as their Avocado Smash, Ham Egg & Cheddar or a Market Bowl Breakfast.

Cappuccino by the Sea

Cappuccino by the Sea has been open for 25 years and they aren’t like any other coffee shop in the area. Here you and your family will be able to visit, paint some pottery, shop and enjoy a nice cup of coffee or two. Fresh coffee is brewed every morning and afternoon and you will find Columbian coffee here. During the summer months you will be able to cold coffee along with coffee ice cubes. As the ice melts your coffee may get stronger which only makes the coffee better. You are also to grab a few of other drinks such as Chai Tea, Lemonade and hot chocolate. Don’t miss this gem on your next vacation this year.

 While there are other options for coffee shops in the area, these are the few we’d thought you would enjoy. If you are still on the hunt for a place to stay this year, then check out our Holden Beach house rentals today. We can’t wait to see you and your family on your next vacation to the area!

Beach Bag Essentials for Your Holden Beach Vacation

Beach Bag Essentials for Your Holden Beach Vacation

Headed to the sandy beaches of Holden Beach for a getaway or vacation? Nothing says vacation like spending the day at one of North Carolina’s beautiful beaches. Whether you are staying in one of our Oceanfront vacation rentals, having the right beach bag essentials will help make your vacation much better. Be sure to check your “beach bag” essential list before you leave for your trip to guarantee you’ll have a good time.

Beach Bag Essentials

Beach Bag


Having the right beach bag can make ALL the difference in the world. Sure, you can throw all your essentials into any bag, but did you know that all beach bags were not created equal. We suggest looking at the size, water and sand resistance, security and stylish when searching for your bag. We have found that even using a backpack, diaper bag or an even a large utility tote bag works perfect for a beach bag.

Beach Towel

Beach Bag Essentials for Your Holden Beach Vacation

Pack a towel for everyone in your family or group whether you are going to sit in the sun or swim in the ocean. Bringing an extra towel with you is always a good idea especially if you have little ones with you. Having a beach towel with a different design can help each member in your group remember which one theirs is.

Sunscreen

With the southern sun on Holden Beach, sunscreen is a must for any beach bag. Use a sunscreen that is designed for your beach activities such as waterproof, sport, high SPF, etc.). Dermatologists recommend that you use a sunscreen with at least 30 SPF while you are enjoying the sunshine. And don’t forget to Reapply throughout your day as we don’t want you to ruin your vacation the very first day your here with a sunburn.

Water Resistant Phone Pouch

Between the water, sun and sand, the beach is filled with many things that can damage your phone. Bringing a water-resistant pouch to the beach can be a lifesaver for many. If you come on vacation and realize you don’t have one, a sandwich bag or Ziploc bag will do the same as the phone pouch. They will keep your phone protected from the elements at the beach and you can even use it while it’s in the bag or pouch.

Reading Material

Beach Bag Essentials for Your Holden Beach Vacation

One way that you can improve your tan and your mood is by bringing a book or magazine to the beach. We understand that bringing your children to the beach means less time to read a book, but maybe bring a few of their books too. This way when you are ready to read a little, have them come play in the sand near where you are or have them sit under the umbrella and read a little bit of their own book.

Hat & Sunglasses

Bringing both of these items can be very useful for anyone who visits the beach. The sun in the south is a lot warmer than it would be up north, and so we want to make sure you are protected. Having sunglasses will protect your eyes from the sun bright rays and will offer you some relief when trying to keep an eye on your little ones playing. Whether you have a floppy hot or a baseball cap, you will be happy that you brought these along with you. Be sure to pack one for each member of your family.

Water Bottle

When you are spending the day in the sun and at the beach, you will want to stay hydrated as well. Throw a few water bottles in the cooler or bring a reusable bottle such as a Yeti Cup or a S’well bottle as they will keep your drink ice cold all day long. The sun and salt will dry you out so make sure that you have enough water to go around for everyone in your family for the whole day. If you are staying in one of our Oceanfront vacation rentals, then you will be able to go back to refill the bottles.

Baby Powder

Beach Bag Essentials for Your Holden Beach Vacation

You may not have thought that this would be an essential, but it is whenever you go to the beach. Whether you are staying in an oceanfront vacation rental or you decided to drive your car to the beach access, sand will be all over you when you leave the beach. So, bringing baby powder in your beach bag will magically get the sand off of your body without irritation and leave a nice scent too.

Leave-in Conditioner

Bringing some leave-in conditioner with you to the beach can not only help with your hair, but it will help with everyone’s hair. Whenever you are at the beach and you’ve been in the ocean, you may notice that you get those beach waves in your hair from the saltwater. But keeping a small bottle of leave-in conditioner in your beach back and applying to your hair, will help rehydrate your hair as well.

There are many other things that you can pack into your beach bag for your next visit to Holden Beach, but these are the essentials we thought you should have with you. If you are still looking for a place to stay for your next getaway or vacation, then check out our Oceanfront vacation rentals today. We can’t wait to see you and your family on your next adventure to Holden Beach this year!

Plan Your Valentine’s Day Getaway to Holden Beach Today

Plan Your Valentine's Day Getaway to Holden Beach Today

January is almost over and Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it. Now is the perfect time to plan a romantic getaway to Holden Beach. With the hustle and bustle that can happen after the holidays, it’s the ideal time to reconnect with your partner for a little getaway. This year instead of planning a date night at home, make your Valentine’s Day week a romantic one that your loved one will never forget. Let’s look at the few easy steps you can take to plan your perfect Valentine’s Day getaway. 

Book the Perfect Vacation Home

The first step that you can’t leave out would have to be to find and book the perfect vacation home. Holden Beach offers visitors a variety of beautiful and well-appointed vacation rentals that you can choose from. Many of our homes features oceanfront views, pools, hot tubs and sound front views that will help set the mood for romance. If you are a little worried that you won’t find the perfect location,…don’t be. We have vacation rentals close to the areas best attractions or if you’d like to be a little more secluded we have those as well. Don’t forget that you are spending the weekend away from the busy life back home, so find a rental that will help the two of you escape for some relaxation. 

Simple Surprise

Plan Your Valentine's Day Getaway to Holden Beach Today

There is one way that you can inject some real passion into your getaway is to plan a surprise for you loved one. The surprise doesn’t have to be extravagant, but make it simple and yet sweet such as having champagne and strawberries ready, or having flowers delivered to your vacation rental. Another sweet surprise you can do is to schedule a couples massage at a local spa. Think about what your partner likes and plan a surprise around that or a few things. No matter what you decide to plan, they will be surprised either way.

Be Adventurous

Holden Beach has plenty of fun things to do in the area with your loved one. Whether you are staying with us during Valentine’s Day or after, there is plenty of time to enjoy a little fun. When planning out your romantic adventure, make sure to pick the things you’d like to do as a couple. Some of the things you can do is taking a walk on the beach, taking a deep sea fishing trip or go do a wine tasting. There are many locations where you can take a day trip to both Myrtle Beach or Wilmington, the possibilities are endless here. 

Romantic Dinner

Plan Your Valentine's Day Getaway to Holden Beach Today

Your Valentine’s Day getaway has to include a romantic dinner. Here at Holden Beach you will be able to find several local restaurants that you may want to give a try. From seafood to Burgers, there is something that everyone will enjoy. With so many options that are available in Holden Beach and many more in the surrounding area. No matter what you are in the mood for to celebrate Valentine’s Day, there is something for you and your loved one here at the beach. 

Now that you know what to do as you plan your romantic getaway with your loved one to Holden Beach, it’s time to book the trip. If you would like to learn more about what Holden Beach vacation rentals are available, please check out our inventory or give us a call today. We hope that you and your loved one will love this romantic trip away from the busy life at home and enjoy each other!

Plan Your 2019 Family Vacation Today

Plan Your 2019 Family Vacation Today

2019 will be here in just a few days and it’s time to plan your 2019 family vacation. The temperatures may be cold right now, but soon it will be perfect vacation weather. Take advantage of planning your next family vacation to Holden Beach early to get the most out of your vacation. It’s always nice to have your Holden Beach vacation planned early so you can enjoy it.

Budget Time

Plan Your 2019 Family Vacation Today

The first thing that you will want to get a handle on is your budget. Planning any vacation can take a lot of time, but if you know what you can afford it will help. With a little bit of budgeting and knowing when you would like to go can take a bit of financial stress away. To get things started, have a family meeting to see what the family would like to do on vacation. For example, if you’d like to do a few activities and dine out, add that to your budget. Purchasing gift certificates before you leave on vacation will help keep you on track. You will have a peace of mind knowing that you can relax while on vacation rather than stressing.

Vacation Rental

Plan Your 2019 Family Vacation Today

One of the many advantages of booking your next family vacation to Holden Beach now is the choices you have to choose from. With many different vacation rentals to choose from you will be able to find the perfect one. No matter what kind of rental you are searching for, we have the right location for you. Here are a few other advantages you have booking with us over a hotel:

  • Location – We are able to offer you more options in a home than a hotel can. Whether you’d like an oceanfront home, second row home, pet-friendly home, we have them for you. You won’t get the “standard” view as you would from a hotel room.
  • Kitchens – All of our vacation homes offer you the perfect kitchen for your vacation needs. From small kitchens to large kitchens, you will be able to prepare and cook your meals here for your family.
  • Size – When you vacation, we understand that size does matter for your family. We wouldn’t want you all to be in one room, so finding a home that can accommodate everyone is just what you will get.
  • Amenities – Many of our homes have pools, hot tubs, grills, and other fun things for you to do. Vacationing in a home much more pleasant than a hotel room and you still can enjoy the fun.

Plan Your Actitivies

Plan Your 2019 Family Vacation Today

Many families like to plan their activities out before they even book their vacations. Sometimes your plans can change if it rains, so always remember to make a backup plan. There are so many different activities that you and the family can enjoy while you vacation. From heading over to Magic Mountain to enjoying some mini golf, there is something for everyone. And you aren’t too far from Myrtle Beach so if you’d like to head to a few restaurants there you can. Being prepared for your vacation can help you and your family enjoy it a little more.

Now that you and your family have come up with a plan, it’s time to book your 2019 vacation. With the ease of booking your vacation online, we want to help make this vacation the best it can be. If you should need any help with booking your vacation, please contact one of our Vacation Specialists today at 800-842-6949. We hope that your family will be able to find the perfect Holden Beach vacation rental today for your next vacation!

Visit Holden Beach During the Holidays

Don't Miss These Fun Events Happening in Holden Beach

Are you and your family wanting to come to the beach during the month of December for a fun vacation? If you happened to answer yes, then come stay in one of our Pet-Friendly vacation rentals. Staying in one of our vacation rentals next month will help you get in the spirit of Christmas this year. Instead of worrying about how to get your home ready for the holidays, you can instead come to Holden Beach and relax while enjoying these events. Let’s see why coming to Holden Beach during the holidays is a must!

A Parade Just for the Pups

Visit Holden Beach During the Holidays

Who doesn’t like bringing their pet on vacation with them? We know of many families wouldn’t consider a vacation unless they brought their best fur friends with them. And bringing them on this trip can be extra special for them as the Sandy Paws Parade happens. On Friday, December 7, 2018 you can come celebrate the holiday season with your pup on our pet-friendly beaches. Bring your pup out for a short stroll as part of the doggie parade. The parade will begin at Town Hall at 2:00 pm and after the parade you and your pup can head over to the Holden Beach Pavilion. Here you will get to have the opportunity to take a picture with Santa and your pups. What a fun way to start out the holiday season with your pets and family!

Handcrafted Gifts

Do you know someone who loves receiving extra special handcrafted gifts? Why not head on over to the Holiday Craft Market on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Oak Island Recreation Center. Here you will be able to find some pretty unique gifts that we know someone will love. Handcrafted gifts are always the best to give to someone because it means it came from the heart. Not only are you helping out a local artist, but you are also finding that perfect gift for someone you love prix viagra pour femme. There will be coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies for you to enjoy that will help make this year’s holiday market the best!

It’s a Boat Parade

For those who would like to come see a different kind of parade, we have the perfect one for you. Come to the Southport Marina in Southport on Saturday, December 8th beginning at 7:00 pm. Here you and the family will be able to see the best holiday parade on the water around town. Be sure to bring a chair, a blanket and find that perfect spot to view along the historic banks of the Cape Fear River. You will see boats of all sizes dressed up in their finest holiday decor and witness the twinkling lights on the water and the sky. Cheer for your favorite decorated boats judged by many and students from the Southport Elementary School Art Class. Come early so you can enjoy one of the many activities that will be happening in town!

Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt

Visit Holden Beach During the Holidays

On Friday, December 14, 2018 bring the family to the Bill Smith Park in Southport and hunt for candy canes. Be sure to bring a flashlight because we don’t want to have a Flashlight Candy Cane hunt without one. What fun would that be if you couldn’t find any? Here you will be able to find candy canes, green and red eggs on the softball field. And to help you warm up a bit after spending some time to find the goodies, there will be hot chocolate and even a visit with Santa. This can be a perfect photo opportunity for all those who don’t want to wait in the line for Santa at the mall.

While there are many other holiday activities happening in the month of December, we thought these might help with your decision. If you are still searching for that perfect pet-friendly vacation rental, we still have availabilities. We can’t wait to see you and your family this December as you celebrate the holidays in Holden Beach!